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Q&A with J: Resources for Spicing Things Up in the Marriage Bed

Let’s get right to our reader question today. Here it is:

Happily married 30 years. Both came into the marriage as virgins. Desiring to spice things up, but the purity of our past doesn’t help my husband. There is concern if he researches, he will come across websites that we’ll regret. Any direction you can send us?

Why, yes! Yes, I do have a direction to send you. Have you heard of this book?

Hot, Holy, and Humorous book cover

I wrote that book specifically to answer your question! How do you make the sex in your marriage bed more exciting, intimate, and loving?

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It has chapters like Considering Sexual Positions, Oral Sex, The Hands-On Experience, and Using Your Body Parts. I give specific, practical tips for romance, arousal, and orgasm.

And you know what? I just saw my latest royalty statement, and I know a bunch of you haven’t bought my book yet! I don’t mean to be pushy, but seriously, y’all, WHY NOT?!

I’m really proud of this book and how it has helped couples spice things up in their marriage bed. It covers a lot of ground in a short time and can help you and your spouse start some important conversations about what sexual intimacy should look like in your marriage.

Mind you, that won’t look the same in various healthy, holy marriages. You have to figure out your own sexual repertoire. But my book can help you do that.

And it’s $10 for the ebook, less than $13 for the paperback. Jeez, y ‘all spent that the last time you drove through the hamburger joint and upsized your fries. C’mon, buy this book for your marriage!

Okay, I’m off my soapbox for a moment and will share a few other resources … since you asked.

Christian Friendly Sex Positions provides both tasteful illustrations and thorough descriptions for you to try new positions and angles. This information is also available in a recently released app, Ultimate Intimacy.

The Marriage Bed has quite a few articles with ideas for adding spice to your bedroom. You might notice that the Byerlys and I disagree on a few sexual activities, but that’s okay. We’re foundationally in sync, and good Christians can disagree about particulars. Their overall advice is excellent. And I love this article on orgasmic massage from Paul Byerly’s other website, The Generous Husband.

Awaken Love also has articles on spicing things up, as well as an online video class for women. I’ve reviewed her curriculum and found it to be solid.

If you’re looking for spicy stuff, i.e., marital aids, you can check out Married Dance, for which my podcast, Sex Chat for Christian Wives, is an affiliate. This company impressed me greatly when they responded directly to a concern I had about one of their products. It was clear that they desire to promote holy and healthy sex through their online store.

Other blogs I follow that give both general and specific advice for the marriage bed:

There are other blogs that cater more toward husbands, but my own blog feed is populated primarily with sites intended for wives.

Now I’m staring at my screen knowing I’ve forgotten some fabulous resource that I should have mentioned. If I remember more later, I’ll add them.

But in summary, BUY THIS BOOK, because I wrote it and it’s awesome, and then check out the sites above. Some of these sites will also link to other resources that could be worth checking out. That’s how I often find others as well — just the old-fashioned, can’t-beat-it word of mouth. Albeit that word is text on a trusted website.

And don’t discount one of the best ways to add spice to your marriage bed: talk and try. Discuss ideas you have, try them out, and see what you think. You might discover something truly awesome that way.

9 thoughts on “Q&A with J: Resources for Spicing Things Up in the Marriage Bed”

  1. Why didn’t I buy it? Because I bought Sex Savvy literally 3 months before you updated it and published this one. So…I kind of did? Also, there’s only so many sex books a newlywed can buy.

    I don’t understand what the questioner means with her second sentence; the purity of their past doesn’t help her husband? Huh?

    1. Yay! Thanks so much for buying Sex Savvy. Of course, if you want to give a gift to someone… 😉

      I assumed that sentence meant what I’ve often heard…that purity historically meant to them not talking or pursuing information about sex. So it’s hard to then seek out information on sexual intimacy, even though purity in marriage does involve sex.

  2. Would this book be helpful for me to read? I am in a marriage that has been severely marred by infidelity (mine), but since that time I have come to Christ and repented, but my husband is not a believer, so anything ‘Christian’ is looked upon with scorn and derision…
    I have looked at your books thinking that they are more for people with more ‘together’ marriages than mine, or marriages where both spouses are equally yoked.
    If you think your book is for me, I will definitely buy it! Or if you have any other suggestions…

    Thanks so much for your ministry, J.

    1. You know, it might actually be good for your husband to see that Christian book is actually quite practical and sex-positive. I hadn’t really thought about this, but if you’re reading it and he leans over and sees “Oral Sex,” maybe he would be willing to read some himself. And I do have a biblical perspective and Bible references in the book, so perhaps that would open him up a little more to the idea that God really is a generous Father, wanting to bless His children. Look, I’m not saying that my book is going to convert anyone. It’s about sex in the marriage bed not evangelism, but I think the world’s view of how Christians approach sexuality isn’t accurate and this book does dispel a lot of those myths about prudishness. Christians have boundaries (as all people really do), but within those boundaries, God has told us to be intoxicated with love (Song of Songs 5:1).

      All that said, the book is written for believing wives, and that’s you. I’d suggest you take a look at the book, even download a sample if you’d like, and see what you think. Of course, I think everyone should buy it, but perhaps I’m a little biased. 😉

  3. J, I am so excited to purchase your book. I love your blog and know that your book will give me lots of ideas and insights for my own blog. Thank you so much and I can’t wait to read it!

  4. “Y ‘all spent that the last time you drove through the hamburger joint and upsized your fries. C’mon.”

    Bahahaha; anyone who hasn’t bought the book yet. I highly recommend this book as a good conversation starter. My wife and I have been married for 3 years now and we are currently reading Hot, Holy and Humorous. It has provided us opportunities to discuss things that we might not have otherwise discussed.

    To the previous post regarding the wife whose husband is not a believer. If you buy this book and start reading it yourself. Then find things in the book you enjoy and would like to share with your husband. I am certain he will become interested in hearing more if you read him pieces of the book with an “open attitude” of wanting to enjoy something together. Just like enjoying a nice big bowl of ice cream together, useless one person eats really fast lol.

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